Jul 25 2015 Published by drugmonkey under Cycling
Tell me that doesn't look a little bit funny to you.
16 responses so far
That did look kind of funny. Maybe just the remaining momentum of the spinning wheel?
That kind of momentum from a super leggara awesome eleventy racing rim? Right.
It looks funny. The ground may not be level.
Except that isn't how these supposed motors work - they don't directly turn the wheels, they add power to the as the person pedals. So this wouldn't be an indicator of the motors anyway...
Only a brief glimpse of Ryder's pedal though....
It looks like the spin is accelerating, and this would be inconsistent with a residual momentum.
The spin could be accelerating if the changing angle of the tire against the road lets it gain better traction over time.
Clearly we all need to test this out at home.
I'm gonna need some epo to get that rear wheel spinning fast enough to test the theory.
Yo, DM, no one is commenting on "citation practices" because the link doesn't work.
Works fine for me. It's at Chemical BiLoLogy if you want to route from the drop down or Scientopia home.
I should have been more clear. I meant the link for "No responses yet" does not bring up the comments form. Tried 2 different browsers.
I could spend a few hours modeling the angular momentum and friction with the road and proving it was/wasn't a motor. But who cares when they're all doped anyway?
Comment over there. when I'm just pointing to the original post I sometimes turn off comments to avoid comment jacking.
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